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Just Four S&P 500 Stocks Up This Week
There’s still another day left in the week, but unless things improve on Friday this will go down as one of the worst weeks for US equities in history.
Sentiment Slides
The percentage of respondents reporting bullish sentiment fell over 10 percentage points this week down to 30.43%.
Claims On The Rise
Initial jobless claims rose this week, albeit at a slightly larger than expected rate (219K vs 212K estimate).
The Biggest Beneficiary Of Coronavirus — Chinese Markets?
While you might not want to physically be in China right now, from an investment standpoint, there has been no better place in the world for a US investor to put their money.
Global Equity Benchmarks Distance From YTD Highs
The recent equity sell-off has clearly been global in nature as concerns of a global pandemic rise.
Testing Trendlines
Looking at a longer-term chart of the S&P 500, we’re currently testing the uptrend that has been in place since the lows in December 2018.
Russell Rarely This Oversold
Every major index ETF is now extremely oversold (2 standard deviations or more below their 50-DMA) with the exception of the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ).
Bad Breadth Across Sectors
No sector has been safe from this week’s declines.
Dividend Stock Spotlight: Clorox (CLX)
Since CLX has managed to shrug off the recent downturn, the stock has broken out of its sideways range between the low $160s and low $140s that has been in place for much of the past couple of years.
Not Even Triple Plays Are Safe
Since the beginning of 2020, one-day stock price reactions to earnings reports have been generally on the weak side.
Americans Less Concerned Than The Rest Of The World?
When it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus, sentiment over the potential for a global pandemic is in many ways just as important as the actual outbreak itself.
Dividend And Treasury Yield Spreads At Multiyear Highs
Risk assets are selling off in dramatic fashion today as the major indices are all down well over 3%.
Gold’s (GLD) Shiny Start
Treasuries are now at or near record-low yields and gold is up well over 2%. For the Gold ETF (GLD), today’s gap of 2.46% is the first gap up of 2% or more since November 9th, 2016; the day after the 2016 presidential election.
US Down More Than China
Of all the trends swirling around in the market this morning, the performance of US and Chinese equities relative to their YTD highs has to be one of the more surprising ones.
Big Week But Bad Day For Triple Plays
This week saw the highest number of Earnings Triple Plays of any week so far in 2020.
Yet Another Corona Friday
Declines on a Friday have become par for the course in 2020.
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